The practice of law is undergoing historic change. Tell us about the innovators and ideas that are bringing positive change to Wisconsin’s legal landscape. Through “That's a Fine Idea! Legal Innovation Wisconsin,” the State Bar of Wisconsin will showcase examples of legal innovation already underway. Help us tell that story. Nominate a Wisconsin Legal Innovator at ThatsaFineIdea.com or www.wisbar.org/innovate.
Judicial Election Steering Committee members discuss a Judicial Task Force proposal to amend the Wisconsin Constitution to change the term of office for Wisconsin Supreme Court justices to a single elected 16-year term. Read how the task force arrived at its recommendation and how the steering committee is encouraging its acceptance.
The clearest conclusion to be drawn from the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision in Rosecky v. Schissel, a surrogacy-agreement case, is that Wisconsin law concerning such agreements is still far from well-defined.
Following Rock-Koshkonong Lake District v. Wisconsin DNR, the bedrock principles of the public trust doctrine in Wisconsin – the civil right of the public to use and enjoy navigable waters, and the broad rule of standing to protect that right – remain firmly intact.
Patrick Fiedler says the YLD makes every eligible lawyer feel welcome and offers many ways to get involved.
George Brown says the inadequate 0.85 cents of every state tax dollar that funds the court system should be increased to a full penny.
Reducing your firm’s paper storage requires initial investments of money and effort. But, Nerino Petro says, you’ll realize the benefits in terms of dollars and time saved and available for billable client work.
Dean Dietrich says determining whether a potential client’s interests might clash with those of a colleague requires predicting the likelihood of future conflicts.
Paula Davis-Laack presents five science-based ways for you to build your mental toughness and psychological resilience so you can perform at your best.
Tom Watson encourages lawyers to ensure they’re effectively using the most appropriate practice-management software and technologies for their practices.
Recent law school graduate Laura Hawkins participates in her firm’s recruitment efforts. You might be surprised to learn what legal employers really want.
Tricia Knight recalls the day an unhappy client made her wish for an escape hatch.